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On November 16, 1917, three hundred students and teachers of Allegany County High School took part in a patriotic play, "America Yesterday and Today." There were 22 scenes. The play was held in the auditorium of the Green Street High School and was for the benefit of equiping the gymnasium.

In 1898, the graduating class at Allegany County High School gave a class patriotic play on the Spanish-American War. There the program contained Sousa's Marches, a solo, "Wreck of the Maine," a reading, "The National Flag,” and ended with the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner."

There apparently was no senior class play until 1908 when "Ye Village School of Long Ago," a comedy in two acts, was held.

In 1909, "The Chaperone" was presented at the Academy of Music; in 1910, "Breezy Point," was presented at Union Street School; in 19U, "Mr. Bob," at the Union Street School; and in 1912, "The Burglars" at the same school.

In the 1920's, Allegany High School was giving other plays than the class plays.

In 1922, "The Lion and the Mouse" and "Twelfth Night" were presented. The Glee Club also staged an operetta, "The Bosin's Bride," at Union Street.

On May 13, 1916, the pupils of the primary classes at Columbia Street School gave thirteen skits. Names of some were "Tenting Tonight," "Clown Revel," "Danish Folk Dance," and the "Dolls' Lullaby."

On May 1, 1925, the annual spring festival of dance by the pupils of Lydia Cole Millman was held at the Maryland Theatre. Music was furnished


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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